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Latest Vulnerability Checks Added to Netsparker Community Edition

Category: Releases - Tags: netsparker ce , free sql injection scanner , netsparker ce update , free xss scanner - Fri, 19 Sep 2014, by Robert Abela
Netsparker are happy to announce that a new version of Netsparker Community Edition, the free cross-site scripting and SQL injection web application security scanner is available for download. The latest version of Netsparker CE includes all the latest security and web application vulnerability checks. Download a copy of Netsparker CE today and scan your websites within a few minutes to get an overview of the security state of your websites. Read more...

DOM Based Cross-site Scripting Vulnerability

Category: Web Security Readings - Tags: web application security , web application vulnerability , dom xss - Tue, 15 Jul 2014, by Ferruh Mavituna
A web security article that explains what is a DOM based cross-site scripting using real live coding examples. The article also explains why the traditional XSS remediation methods do not work and what you can do to ensure that your web applications are not vulnerable to DOM based cross-site scripting vulnerability. Read more...

An XSS Vulnerability is Worth up to $10,000 According to Google

Category: Web Security Readings - Tags: cross site scripting , xss , vulnerability , web application security - Thu, 13 Jun 2013, by Robert Abela
Google are willing to pay up to $10,000 to anyone who discovers a cross-site scripting vulnerability in one of their web applications. Why are Google doing so? Definitely not by coincidence. By exploiting a cross-site scripting vulnerability a malicious hacker can easily gain administrative access on a web application, gain control over it and where possible infiltrate deeper into the corporate network. Read this blog post for more information about the impact an exploited XSS can have on your business. Read more...

Web Application Security Misconception; Are All Vulnerabilities Equally Dangerous?

Category: Web Security Readings - Tags: cross site scripting , xss , vulnerability , web application security , sql injection - Wed, 22 May 2013, by Robert Abela
In this web application security blog post, Robert Abela talks about a common misconception in the web security industry; are all vulnerabilities equally dangerous? Abela explains and answers this common misconception using an example with two of the most popular web application vulnerabilities typically listed in OWASP Top 10; Cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL Injection. Read more...

XSS to Root in Apache Jira Incident

In this blog post we explain how malicious hackers hacked into the Apache Foundation web servers and gained root access. They started by exploiting a cross-site scripting vulnerability in a web application called Jira. We scanned Jira with Netsparker and detected all of the vulnerabilities the malicious hackers exploited and more. This incident should serve as an example to all corporations to use Netsparker Web Application Security Scanner to identify and close down web application vulnerabilities. Read more...

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